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Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Find out why thousands of beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes are improving their training and racing with accessible, functional and genuine conversation about triathlon. Two coaches, who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves, look for smart and enjoyable solutions in a sport that's often dumb and painful. Mike Tarrolly and Robbie Bruce explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from Ironman to a Sprint. on Monday and Thursday.
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Jan 27, 2023

Today we talk about the power of relaxation in swimming, on the bike, and while running… Oh, and skiing too. Mike skied for the first time in 30 years this week and talks about what he learned and how it can be applicable to triathlon training. Tense and anxious athletes never perform their best and we look at the power of slowing down, staying with the program and trusting the progression. We look at how we can dig holes over and over without making progress. We talk about leaving something in the tank physically, but also mentally and why that can derail your best intentions. Get out of your own way and stop making everything harder than it needs to be. 

Topics:

  • Snow Days
  • Checkbooks - wrong dates
  • Order some C26 Gear and get a personal note 
  • Mike’s skiing analogies for triathlon
  • Patiences and presence 
  • Doing it without thinking
  • Being tired and fatigued and stopping ahead
  • You can work through it, but . . . 
  • Digging out of your own hole
  • Stop seeing triathlon as a trend that stops every year
  • Straight up - Be present
  • Don’t TRY so hard
  • Watch others that a good
  • You can make up ground 
  • Where to look when you’re riding a bike
  • Zoning out and missing the exit
  • Allocating mental energy
  • Talking but not doing the work
  • Controlled falls 
  • Fighting and flailing the water is not as fast
  • Skipping the progression
  • Looking forward to what’s next
  • You can’t skip steps
  • Burned out
  • The real work is not flashy
  • The smallest returns from doing too much
  • Quiet Quinn’s progress 
  • The desire and obsession for NOW
  • Leaving something in the tank, mentally
  • You fail because . . . 
  • Running into a brick wall over and over
  • Getting out of your own way
  • You are the most complex part of training
  • Unwinding the Christmas lights 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jan 24, 2023

More great questions! We get into the importance of training outside when you have a chance and dropping the interval ride. We look at safe goals, stretch goals, and if you should even have goals . . . especially when they associate with a race. We talk about the future and what kind of times we may see. We look at the excitement surrounding Ironman Races. We talk about velodrome training. What to do if you hate running. Swimming with a faster turnover, and/or getting stronger in the water. Is 10 push ups a goal? And last but not least, the secrets to good running economy. 

Topics:

  • Running in the cold
  • January is almost over, get your shit in gear
  • 2 Athlete themes
  • “Done with Winter”
  • “Need interaction with people”
  • Best process for setting goals
  • Safe Goals vs. Stretch Goals
  • “Race Times” are sketchy goals
  • Get up - - - Do something hard
  • Self Care as an attainable goal
  • 10 push up goal?
  • The importance of less attractive goals
  • Hayden’s favoritisms hockey teams
  • What kind of times will we see in 25 years?
  • Building your resume of accomplishments
  • Recovering Total Immersion Swimmer
  • Swimming and faster turnover
  • Aerobic means WITH oxygen
  • Has Ironman flipped the shark?
  • Training outside
  • Developing good run economy
  • Veledrome Training
  • Salt Water prep
  • When to tune up for a Sprint or Oly
  • I hate running
  • But I like trails
  • Lactate Testing for Age Groupers
  • Short workouts worth it?

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jan 19, 2023

Great questions today! We look at starting from scratch with a Sprint and moving into an Olympic. We look at first time 70.3 nutrition and gear needs. We look at marathon training along with swim and bike. Do you hit your hard rides on the trainer or outside and how to keep intent of the workouts in mind outside. We talk about sweat tests and how they help you with nutrition. Mike and Robbie discuss their differences and how they layer into a joint philosophy. We discuss the differences of coaching women vs. men. And also get into how to work weight training into your triathlon training schedule. 

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Topics:

  • Trail running in snow/sleet
  • Creatures 
  • 1st Sprint, no coach?
  • Should I get a coach early in my triathlon career?
  • It’s harder to unlearn bad habits
  • Marathon training with cycling cross training
  • 5 Plus Days of Running
  • Hard rides. Should they be inside or out?
  • The keys to bike handling
  • Staying true to the integrity and intent of workouts
  • First 70.3. What’s essential gear?
  • Go internal vs. External
  • First 70.3. Nutrition 
  • Sweat tests
  • Running when coming off an injury
  • Swimming: Catch Phase and hip drive
  • Weight training - Recovery and running 
  • Pairing training with heavier weights
  • Mike and Robbie’s differences in philosophy
  • Coaching women vs. men 
  • Differences between people
  • Testosterone 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jan 17, 2023

Most of us are caught in the middle of a season. Far removed from our last big race and a ways out from our next. Add the tough weather and short days and this becomes a challenging time of the year. Today we look at ways to make the winter more enjoyable and find ways to actually FEEL GOOD on your way to a great season. Don’t make everything hard. Find the sweet spot and learn to respect your energy reserves. There can be an erosion in motivation right now, but changing your mindset can help energize. Find your long term purpose. Understand where you’re at and master that place before digging too deep of a hole. Everything gets easier when the sun comes out and you’re around other people. Make good decisions and find a place that builds momentum in small increments. When in a struggle between ego and self-doubt allow yourself to be successful, it’s just a matter of when. 

Topics:

  • Never judge a day by the weather
  • Get your ass out the door
  • Making good training decisions on the daily
  • Feeling great one day, like shit the next . . . what’s up??
  • We’re all caught in the middle of a season
  • Find ways to embrace the darkness
  • Turning inside to understand how you really feel
  • High burnout rates and not being that statistic
  • The “forced nature” of inside workouts 
  • Grab you some sun
  • The challenges of you alone against the world
  • Erosion of motivation
  • Strava-noia 
  • Don’t try to out-happy happy 
  • Too much intensity??
  • Master where you’re at now
  • We need more nature 
  • Just feel better 
  • It’s just a matter of when
  • Top off your energy reserves
  • Allow yourself to be successful
  • We want it ALL right now
  • Ego vs. Self-Doubt
  • An inch is a cinch 
  • Our gear is like hot sauce 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jan 12, 2023

Are you paralyzed by the thought of perfection? Why not fire before you aim, then adjust. Try it now. Try something New. Find Fun in the Adventure. Today, we look at ways of combatting the desire to be perfect and being trapped in old comfort zones. There’s a lot of fun to be had in life, and that should run through every fiber of your training. So many of us get caught up in today’s result rather than looking at the long term arc. Anything worthwhile in life comes over time. Progress is the goal, not perfection. Be flexible on the f&ck-around. Part of this cast was inspired by the book, "Ready. Fire. Aim."

Topics:

  • Check out Our Gear. It's a great way to support the podcast! 
  • Where is the problem originating?
  • Perfection can be paralyzing 
  • Progress, not perfection
  • Erasing the black smears 
  • Combatting the feeling of being perfect
  • Perfect health, but stairs make you out of breath
  • Ready Fire Aim
  • Racing shouldn’t hold you back
  • Train to be healthy and create structure
  • Aim for the micro gain
  • It’s hard to trust anyone these days
  • Go with your gut
  • The “you shouldn’t try anything” message these days
  • Mikes weigh in mistake
  • Trapped in the old comfort zone
  • Having fun is so underrated
  • Having fun and using sport to do it
  • Master where you’re at 
  • Try to fail
  • Flexible on the F&ck-around 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

 

Jan 10, 2023

Today is about getting faster by using less energy, better form, and being efficient in training and racing. We look at movement in swimming, cycling, and running to help you find your best techniques — and how you hold that technique for longer periods. Now is a great time to work on movement and perfect what is best for your body and skill level. We get into how swimming with paddles can help you find that feel for the water, along with talk about how to have a better feel for your pedal stroke and run stride. The goal for racing well: Be fit, be fast, hold form. 

Topics:

  • Best way to support podcast: Get some gear
  • Building good habits
  • The movement phase
  • Good energy vs. Energy sucks
  • Your best days are not behind you
  • Fluid and strong vs thrash
  • The better you move, the less energy required
  • Dedicate time to moving correctly
  • Why practice terrible form?
  • Running cadence in Ironman
  • The water is moving and moves you
  • We don’t forget how to run
  • Be fit, be fast, hold form
  • Swim paddles - back and forth
  • Know why you’re using tools
  • Paddles help you create feel for the water
  • All I have is Zone 1 and Zone 5
  • Similarities of all movements in triathlon
  • Neuromuscular connection 
  • Be the best version of who you are 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jan 5, 2023

Most of us wake up and look at social media to subconsciously judge ourselves against others. And worse, it’s usually their finest moments. Today, we talk about the comparison and complacency traps, but mostly about how to stay out of them. We look at the power of setting audacious goals. We look at Insecurity vs. Ego and why belief should be a tool not a strategy. Society has trained us to want it all now, but there is really only one path to getting better and that’s repetition and hard work over time. Next time you get a chance, choose to train in the rain or cold or hot or whatever will make you stronger so that you can put your “effort skills” in the bank.

Topics: 

  • Turning Life Around
  • Change is constant
  • Comparison kills, Complacency Kills
  • Taking a leap of faith
  • We want predictability 
  • 12 months to ripped abs
  • It’s not hard to “keep” a body after a while
  • 8 minute ramp tests . . . 
  • Insecurity vs. Ego
  • What’s best in the long run?
  • Pick the worst conditions
  • Best Time or Best Effort?
  • You can put effort in the bank
  • You don’t have to win the year today
  • We want it all now
  • Getting better with repetition
  • Cold hard secret for getting better
  • Have an audacious Goal
  • Belief is a tool

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jan 3, 2023

Today is about locking in on the concept of getting just a little better each day. We talk about how the process of improving is the main goal and how locking yourself into a race performance can backfire and snowball in the wrong direction. We look at being flexible and making decisions that keep things moving the right direction. Also, not overshooting realism in training and in life. Clear the deck on the daily for better performance. Don’t lock yourself into the idea that racing is the purpose. Building a little bit each day gives you the confidence and perspective to set yourself up for a good season. Go the Opposite direction from Tri-Calc. 

Topics:

  • Proceed with caution
  • New year, new offices, new goals
  • Over-shooting Realism 
  • Attaching ourselves to one thing
  • Don’t waste time between time 
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Honing Apathy 
  • Accepting Emotions for what they are 
  • Having perspective on commitment
  • Defining ourselves into a box
  • Putting it out there as an excuse 
  • People quite because they don’t want to know the answer
  • Clearing the deck for better performance
  • Putting yourself out there bare naked is hard
  • Distancing ourselves from being just a triathlete
  • The opposite of Tri-Calc
  • We act like we’re in control
  • Building cars
  • The inflexible athlete
  • Have more fun
  • Hayden’s First Pro Hockey game
  • The evolution of excuses 
  • A race is Not Your Purpose
  • Mike the Lion Tamer?

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 29, 2022

Today is about new beginnings and using our own fuel to help build triathlon. It’s easy to forget where we came from, but it’s important to reflect, recognize, and appreciate/understand that growth. We’re all inspired by comeback stories and we all have our own versions. Make this year about experiences and adventure instead of focusing on times and gear. Break out of the shell and create connection and inspiration. We all have a story to share and many people want to hear it. Society seems to look for any way to be safe, but we think there’s more to be gained in doing something that scares you. Get serious about having fun. 

Topics:

  • New beginnings
  • Resolutions and finding your spark
  • Getting better
  • The biggest piece is ACTION
  • The $18,000 bike philosophy
  • Getting through deep depression
  • Getting serious about having fun
  • Finding adventure
  • Pay for EXPERIENCES
  • The comeback story
  • Doing nothing gets you nothing
  • Experience SOMETHING
  • Del Boca Vista 
  • Dance at a wedding, not a club on South Beach
  • Do something that scares you
  • Excuses to stay safe
  • Introvert/Extrovert

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 27, 2022

This is the perfect de-motivational storm and it’s up to us to create “something” that starts some momentum. Do you have 20 minutes today? Tomorrow? This is a great way to stay in the game and prime yourself for next week. We get in bad habits of thinking we need more time to do a workout that “is meaningful” but little movements create big results. Now is the time to stay on the train. Don’t put it off until next week or the next. Don’t talk yourself into postponing the progress train. Action creates understanding.

Topics:

  • 2023 Training Plans for 70.3s and Ironman
  • Christmas Gifts and Gorging 
  • Staying on the Train
  • Off The Grid too far?
  • Taking a Day Off Is a Skill
  • Hibernation and Nature
  • Shorter Days
  • It’s the perfect De-Motivation Storm
  • Positive momentum
  • Staying engaged with the process
  • Internal Battles
  • Negotiating with ourselves
  • The Lazy Devil on your shoulder 
  • The underrated 20 Minutes
  • 20 minutes a day is 130 Hours a year 
  • This helps you feel better
  • Action creates understanding 
  • Quit talking yourself out of progress
  • Experience creates understanding
  • Mountain of Hell (Mountain Bike Race)

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 22, 2022

Lots of great questions including bike power vs. HR vs. effort. We also look at “is too much swimming a thing?” What about too much climbing? We get into recovery and under fueling for training and in a general life-sense as it relates to stress. We talk about the 80/20 brand and why it’s just a baseline that flows. We also have a nice discussion about Sprints and Olympics and why that doesn’t translate into doing “easy” work. And we end with a “slang discussion” about the use of the term “Drip.” 

Please check out out gear and 2023 Training plans at c26triathlon.com 

Merry Christmas to everyone. Thanks for listening. We love ya. 

Topics:

  • The Lost Art
  • Outside forces
  • Remember where we come from?
  • Is power King on the bike?
  • Learn your body
  • Or, is HR King?
  • Connecting to your effort
  • Too much swimming?
  • Too much climbing?
  • Too much stress?
  • Overtraining vs. Being Tired
  • PRs in Training vs Bad Racing
  • Sprinting to the Finish Line after walking
  • Under fueled?
  • 80/20
  • Cramping — Poor Nutrition . . . or?
  • Elf on the shelf?
  • Olys and Sprints - Don’t equal easy
  • Fast - - - Then Far
  • “Doing it” … vs racing to your potential
  • We go into a Deep Dive on the slang term “Drip”

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com 

Dec 19, 2022

Today, we listen to you and answer your questions. We start with discussion about pain and emotions while training, racing, and living. We get into breathing and side stitches. We look at marginal gains and what types of things including tires make you faster. Also the concept of training harder than you’ll race. We look at Z2 rides and runs and talk about differences between them. How important is it to study your race course? Running economy, the Peaky Blinders final episode, and you will not want to miss our World Cup discussion at the end. 

Check out our 2023 Training Plans for 70.3s and Full Ironman.

Topics:

  • Cold Running 
  • The Human Playground
  • Cold water diving
  • Shoving down emotions
  • Becoming the best version of ourselves
  • Side Stitches 
  • Breathing
  • Specific course research
  • Executing a race at your 90-100%
  • Favorite marginal gains 
  • Bike Tires
  • Gator skins
  • Reverse marginalization
  • Are all Z2 runs equivalent?
  • Running Economy
  • Long Z2 Trainer Rides
  • Peaky Blinders Final Episode
  • Best soccer Player
  • Best soccer story

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

 

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 15, 2022

Most athletes want to get stronger and faster, but what does it take? Coaches also want to get better and more effective, and today we’ll look at some of the steps we’re taking with our athletes to make sure that happens. We’re not into reinventing the wheel, but we are (especially this time of the year) in fine-tuning mode on a quest for better workouts, training blocks and communication. We believe that most athletes have a ton more potential and today we’ll take you behind the curtain and look at how we think about intent and effectiveness, along with physiological costs of going too long or hard, and how we communicate and adapt throughout the season.

Check out our 2023 Training Plans, which will all be built with the philosophies shared in today's podcast. 

Topics:

  • Snow days
  • Athlete conversation
  • Are you an ambassador for this sport?
  • The Neighborhood podcast
  • Just be a good person
  • New Year “excitement”
  • Champions are made in the winter
  • Off the Grid
  • C26 Full Experience
  • Coaches are teachers
  • Discoveries “in the weeds”
  • Athletes want to know “why”
  • Artificial intelligence meets human connection
  • Goal: Fast feels easy
  • Efficiency in the water
  • Work less hard 
  • Physiological costs of long runs and sessions
  • Minimal effective does
  • It’s the intent and effectiveness
  • It’s not about re-inventing the wheel

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 13, 2022

This isn’t a woo woo cast about feelings. We get to the core about how you think and what you believe about yourself and your abilities.

Are you doing what it takes to reach your potential or laboring in guilt because you know you have more in you. We believe everyone has ability and it’s about shifting the belief paradigm to the side that gives you confidence in the direction you’re going and your ability to get there. 

We look at why motivation usually comes from the wrong places, how to lock in to yourself, and get over the “I can’t do this” mentality. 

Thoughts are things . . . are you here to prove others wrong or to prove yourself right?

Check out our 2023 Full and 70.3 Training plans. All written from the C26 Philosophy. 

Topics:

  • Turtle necks and scarves
  • Fundamentals vs Flow 
  • Internal audits of your belief system
  • Is what you believe really true?
  • Beliefs that are passed down
  • We have infinite ability
  • “That’s just me”
  • “I can’t do this”
  • David Goggins’ new book thoughts
  • Frustrated with inaction
  • Contradict what we believe in ourselves
  • Are you making the time??
  • Motivated by being a better person
  • Train through it or exercise through it?
  • Lock in to yourself
  • Impact of downhill speed
  • Thoughts are things
  • Confidence in your emergency bag
  • Are you here to prove other people wrong, or yourself right?

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

 

Dec 8, 2022

One of our biggest goals is to help build triathlon. Today we look at why we think splitting the Ironman World Championship between Kona and Nice seems like a really bad idea. We look at other alternatives and talk about why we think Ironman should focus more on building from the ground up. We look at analogies with other sports and how it can work better than the current Ironman model. We talk about why it’s more powerful to make one event great rather than making two sort of good ones. Do most triathletes even care? Lots of interesting discussion.

Topics:

  • 2 World Championship in different parts of the world
  • Women in Kona, Men in Nice
  • This doesn’t impact the majority of triathletes
  • Always comes back to money
  • Short term fixes
  • Max the Clown Patkin and Harry the Juggler or the San Diego Chicken?
  • NFL - Military uniforms and breast cancer awareness
  • Does the split between Kona and Nice help grow the sport?
  • Couples racing together
  • Pros, men, women all together is part of the mystique
  • What’s this do to the cost and price?
  • Can we get regular race participation up instead?
  • Para mutual betting?

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 6, 2022

Most of us aren’t even close to our potential. The way to explore the possibilities is to challenge yourself with hard things. Society tends to push the “easy way” but the path to happy and healthy is pushing our limits. The C26 Run Camp always reminds us of what we are capable of in both triathlon and life. Spending 5 days with like-minded people (not obsessed with phones and computers) while tackling terrain that most of us aren’t prepared for. We contend it’s because we’re out of our heads. The stress relief is massive and laughter, community, and common goals take over like a spiritual force. Dig into this podcast and apply thoughts to your own life. How can you challenge yourself to explore the potential you have just waiting to be tapped. 

Topics:

  • Check out our 2023 Training Plans for Sale 
  • Run Camp
  • Getting away from responsibility
  • Changing of terrain 
  • Mixing up Training 
  • Robust & Stable 
  • Throwing caution to the wind
  • Impact of stress on recovery
  • There’s always something 
  • Mood Improvement
  • Disconnecting 
  • Make things easier by making them harder 
  • Kona brief
  • Laughter and your ability to recover
  • Step out of your box
  • You have to push your body
  • We have become a weak society
  • Most of us aren’t even close to our potential
  • A punch from a friend is better than a hug from an enemy
  • Life is always hard
  • Hard work can happen anywhere 
  • Alone with your thoughts 
  • Find a dark place

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

Website

www.c26triathlon.com

Dec 1, 2022

We’re back with 3 more actionable steps that can produce instant results. Tuesday we talked about building the muscles of great perspective, looking at things from the Big Picture, and being consistent. Today, we look at communication, being motivated by weaknesses and how to be resilient and relentless. These are based on things we’ve learned from our athletes over the years. We look at how to gauge when you may need a break and how to communicate it to your coach. We also look at how successful athletes are MOTIVATED by their weaknesses and lean in to fix them. And the endangered traits of being resilient and relentless. Often times games and races are decided by who plays until the whistle. It’s the little things that can give you the advantage against someone not as mentally tough.

Topics: 

  • GET YOUR 2023 TRAINING PLAN NOW
  • Run Camp
  • Creating chaos to be comfortable
  • Stressed because we’re not stressed?
  • Context before content
  • THEY ARE GREAT COMMUNICATORS
  • Loved and hated workouts
  • Giving yourself permission to say no
  • Vulnerability
  • THEY DON’T GIVE IN TO WEAKNESSES 
  • Not fearful but pissed off
  • Confidence can change you
  • Challenged wins are more rewarding
  • Be okay with getting it wrong
  • THEY ARE RESIILIENT AND RELENTLESS
  • These are endangered traits 

Coaching Inquires: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Nov 29, 2022

What makes a successful, long-term triathlete? Today we look at some key characteristics of some of our most successful athletes. How they think about training, life, and the process. Much of that starts with the right perspective on what’s really important to you as a person. And that goes along with not getting bogged down by the little things. Looking at the big picture and how things will play out if you keep doing the work on a consistent basis. There truly are no shortcuts in triathlon. It’s a process and something we “perfect” by doing it over and over. Find your reasons why. 

Topics:

  • Don't forget to check out out 2023 Training Plans 
  • Lake life
  • Heart Rate and sleep and food
  • Gratitude list
  • THEY HAVE A GREAT PERSPECTIVE
  • Take triathlon off the top perspective 
  • The meat is in the Minutia
  • THEY ARE BIG PICTURE PEOPLE
  • In it for the process
  • Don’t expect to get better “today”
  • Rushing through doesn’t mean long-term success
  • THEY BELIEVE CONSISTENCY IS KING
  • No shortcuts/hacks
  • Over and over and over
  • Rick Mount
  • Constant immersion
  • Boundaries and limits
  • Triathlon should weave into your life seamlessly

Coaching Inquires: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Nov 24, 2022

Today’s cast is inspired by Thanksgiving, of course, but also a documentary called Stutz . . . which is focused on the therapists who changed Jonah Hills’ life. Digging deep for ways that truly make us happy and grateful in life. In the film they talk about the “Life Force Pyramid” which breaks down into three parts: Body, people, and yourself. We look at different ways we try to apply these simple principles to keep moving forward and finding those sweet spots in life. We really look at how things can be simple instead of trying to “think” our way into a better place.

Happy Thanksgiving. Move, connect, reflect.

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Topics:

  • The ultimate Thanksgiving meal
  • Stutz documentary
  • Relentless pursuit of Self-Happiness
  • Life Force Pyramid
  • Body
  • People
  • Yourself
  • Actionable - Feel better
  • Enhance your ability to fight in the world
  • Life is like a string of pearls
  • When it’s tough getting out of bed
  • Initiating the relationship
  • Ghosting in modern times
  • Lonely as fuck
  • We all want to be right
  • Building a yes mentality
  • Make the choice to move forward
  • There’s always one best and one worst. The rest is in the middle
  • The power of writing
  • Creating a flow state
  • Be there with your thoughts
  • It’s uncomfortable alone with your self-chatter
  • Be Thankful for how you treat yourself
  • Dusty wheel barrows 

Coaching Inquiries: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

 

Nov 22, 2022

Training is like pulling weeds . . . the job is never done. Our 6-year streak of two podcasts a week is over but not because we don’t love it. And that is what we discuss today, along with, how streaks are made to be broken. We look at how a goal far into the future can disrupt the happiness along the way and explore ways to truly enjoy the concept of “body maintenance.” Training is really never done and it is our aim to figure out ways to find joy in the process. From today to tomorrow, from this month to next, and year after year. Our streak came from passion, not a goal. We believe this can be translated to training. We explore the concept of being 100% “half in” and why overcommitting can be a recipe for let down.

Check out our 2023 Training Plans for Fulls and 70.3s 

Topics:

  • 1269 to break the old streak
  • Streaks are made to be broken
  • Streaks also aren’t habits
  • Showing up to do work and loving the process
  • Finding pleasure in “body maintenance”
  • What’s your definition of success?
  • Felt like shit . . . feel great.
  • Sugar benders
  • Running for 100 days
  • Finding ways to get things done
  • The longevity translation
  • You CAN be consistent
  • Streaks that come from passion
  • You are your boss
  • Marketing fear
  • Are you going to be happy along the way?
  • All your eggs in one basket
  • Knowing who you are
  • 100% Half-in
  • Vision of what you want
  • Overcommitting and ruining the ability to be happy
  • All roads should lead back to happiness
  • Our sponsor flops

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

Nov 16, 2022

Remember how hard things seemed when you started triathlon? Don’t forget that. Today, we look at how easy it is to forget where we came from and how we lose track of the power of the journey. We both reflect on how it started, what we went through to get here, and how important it is to feel good. And, never take health for granted, because eventually it will be the most important thing in your life. We talk about training and how that should look in the process. What to take away from workouts. How important it is to train with your breath. There is a lot of power in the present because we really don’t know what the future holds. Plan, don’t hope. The best things in life take time. 

Topics:

  • 2023 Training Plans On Sale Now!
  • We forget how far we’ve come
  • Del Boca Vista Moments
  • Watching Intervention
  • Remember how hard things use to be?
  • Your Triathlon Journey 
  • C26 Branding
  • Attitude of Gratitude
  • Good things come from nothing
  • We forget what we’re capable of
  • Small Manageable successes every day
  • The hardest part is getting started
  • Expectations can make something impossible
  • Design your lifestyle
  • The power of the present
  • We don’t know what the future holds
  • Happy accidents
  • Running with your breath
  • Mapping out 2023
  • Plan, don’t hope
  • The best things take time 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

 

Nov 10, 2022

“Opportunity is often missed because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison

Ever fear the regret of not living up to your potential? Today we dig into what work looks like in your training and your life. “Work” often has a negative connotation, but it is the essence of what makes us who we are, both as people and triathletes. Not only that, it is rewarding and can be fun if you have the right passion and purpose. We also look at seizing the moment to find breakthroughs in your training. Our bodies tell us long before they need to do something and it’s up to you to recognize the opportunity. The work and the challenges ARE life. To get better and find more satisfaction, we need to take calculated risks along the way. We also need to develop healthy fears so our Sophomore Slumps don’t last for several years. 

Topics:

  • It’s not about the result, it’s the hard work
  • The benefits of hard work
  • When going rogue is good
  • Taking chances
  • “I just felt like I needed this today”
  • Know thyself
  • Is there Risk? Is there more reward?
  • The body tells you long before 
  • It’s YOUR journey
  • Why do you feel like you need something?
  • Measure you’re own intent
  • Taking risks
  • No one is ever done
  • Opportunity is often missed because it shows up in overalls and looks like work
  • Winner’s work
  • Negative connotations of work
  • Healthy fear 
  • Sophomore Slumps that last for years
  • Appetite to work hard for passion and purpose
  • Community
  • “Why do you do Ironman?”

Coaching Inquires: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

Nov 8, 2022

“I just need a break” is something we hear a lot as coaches, but a break from what? Today we look at your life in triathlon and things that can supplement, compliment and keep the passion alive. There is a trap of being ALL IN or ALL OUT. The road is in the middle. The middle way. Taking a break doesn’t mean nothing and we always have to do SOMETHING, so what is that something that makes you feel happy and alive? We all get trapped in ultimatums, but (and especially this time of year) you always have options. Today is about finding them and understanding how you can be a triathlete without feeling the pressure of it all the time. When we are grounded in our body and mind or decisions make more sense. Mike also tells the story about his first car. 

Topics:

  • Jonesing to workout 
  • Resistance to doing things… anything
  • When is the right time of day for your workouts?
  • Performing at your best
  • Full Time Coaching challenges
  • Being grounded and rooted in your daily process
  • Biggest questions we get this time of year
  • “I need a break” but want to stay positive
  • Parenting, work, triathlon
  • “I’m sorry for not working out, coach.”
  • Back and white thinking
  • You never want to write it ALL off 
  • Why we tend to talk about football off air
  • You have to find SOMETHING
  • What do you plan so that the same things don’t keep happening?
  • Wha did you fall short on last year?
  • Lazy and inconsistent
  • Exercise frequently
  • Find something that supplements triathlon
  • Assumption: You Like Triathlon
  • Mike’s First Car
  • Think young
  • When the goal in life is to keep feeling younger
  • You can’t be all in or all out
  • Comparing yourself to social media

Coaching Inquiries: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.C26Triathlon.com 

www.crushingiron.com

Nov 3, 2022

We’ve talked about your “why” a lot, but today we get into motivation and clarity on your WANT. What do you like and want from daily training and life? Change is hard and it becomes even harder when we are always reacting. Today, we look at how you can step back and see things a little more clearly. Define what makes you happy and keeps you on the the right track. How do you create an avalanche of “goodness” in your life that keeps fueling itself? Training seems much “easier” when we have a race on the calendar because the outside motivation is there. But how do we create that motivation from the inside/out? Thoughts and decisions connect and either create positive forward movement, or a backslide. Find what you want, and let that lead the way.

Topics:

  • Check Out the C26 2023 Training Plans Here 
  • Weather and dressing right for runs
  • C26 - Established in 2013
  • Setting up for success
  • Training seems “easier” when you have a race set
  • Training isn’t “optional” when you’re race is looming
  • When we “have to” do something we tend to rebel
  • It’s nice to do whatever you want to do
  • “Cultivate your want”
  • Applications for Boca Del Vista
  • Flowing Lava connections for health
  • Repeatable is good - Variety is for the weak
  • Controlling your own life
  • Meditation
  • Total transformation to feeling better
  • Use fuel, don’t let it use you
  • It’s bout being mindful, not reactionary
  • Changes are hard 
  • Thoughts and decisions connect
  • Little things add up
  • Creating positive, forward movement. 

Coaching Inquires:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com 

Nov 1, 2022

This is one of our biggest mantras and today we take a deep dive into how you can start, keep good momentum, and start next season on top of your game. Sometimes it’s as simple as making a commitment to “exercise frequently.” Learning how to “win in training” is something we all struggle with at times, but it shouldn’t be so complicated. Exercise is supposed to give you energy, not take it away. Today we look at patterns you can start now to put you in a better place to deal with the holidays and be in a better place for the new year. Your number one goal should be health, fitness and wellness. What does that take? We look at dealing with sugar and social media, along with the repercussions of being tired and hungry. Teach your body to crave doing something good for itself. 

Topics:

  • C26 Training Plans for 2023 **ON SALE NOW** https://c26triathlon.com/2023-training-plans/
  • Sometimes we need to be selfish
  • Halloween can be very serious
  • St. George deserves some serious status
  • The cities that embrace our sport
  • Follow your bliss
  • Bite off small chunks
  • Setting boundaries 
  • Dealing with sugar
  • That “feeling rushed” lifestyle
  • Getting ahead “can feel like” focusing too much on other people
  • Start off the day with a win
  • Commit to “exercising frequently”
  • Health and fitness and wellness is the #1 Goal
  • Exercise is supposed to give you energy, not take it away
  • The hardest work we do is on ourselves
  • When your body craves doing something good for itself
  • Our ease of being “influenced”
  • When your brain is no longer your own
  • Making yourself a priority
  • Repercussions of tired and hungry
  • Building human capital 
  • Endless loops of the same thing . . . 
  • Hitting the start line of a new year at our weakest
  • Learning the skill of winning in your training 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

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